Extra-Judicial Killings in Bangladesh

A UN envoy says that the Bangladeshi government has not responded to his requests for more information on 27 deaths that the government says were caused by crossfire from a shootout, according to . The envoy, Philip Alston, says they were extra judicial killings.

Human rights groups have been accusing the Bangladeshi government of such executions for some time now, but usually the UN does not become involved.

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